homelessness http://wwno.org en City Of New Orleans Puts Freeze Plan For Homeless Into Effect For Thursday Night http://wwno.org/post/city-new-orleans-puts-freeze-plan-homeless-effect-thursday-night <p>Temperatures in Orleans Parish are expected to drop to at or near freezing on Thursday night, prompting the City of New Orleans to put its freeze plan for the homeless into effect.</p><p>The freeze plan is enacted whenever the temperature or the wind chill factor is expected to fall to 35 degrees or lower. Temperatures near freezing, combined with the strong winds affecting the region, can cause serious medical problems to people exposed to them for extended periods of time.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:25:06 +0000 Jason Saul 51327 at http://wwno.org UNITY's Outreach Team Brings Services To New Orleans' Most Vulnerable Citizens http://wwno.org/post/unitys-outreach-team-brings-services-new-orleans-most-vulnerable-citizens <p></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 47538 at http://wwno.org Homeless Numbers Plunge In New Orleans Region http://wwno.org/post/homeless-numbers-plunge-new-orleans-region <p>The number of homeless people in Orleans and Jefferson parishes has dropped 79 percent since 2007.&nbsp;&nbsp;A non-profit dedicated to getting those numbers even lower credits a coordinated effort for the success. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 32116 at http://wwno.org New Newspaper On Sale To Help The Homeless http://wwno.org/post/new-newspaper-sale-help-homeless <p>A new newspaper is being sold on the streets of New Orleans. It highlights the challenges of being homeless, and helps those trying to work their way into homes of their own. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 28740 at http://wwno.org Landrieu: $1.4M for Louisiana homeless vets http://wwno.org/post/landrieu-14m-louisiana-homeless-vets <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu says $1.4 million in grants has been set aside for Louisiana organizations to prevent homelessness among veterans.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:48:44 +0000 The Associated Press 16017 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Mission to close for summer http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-mission-close-summer <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The New Orleans Mission, a massive homeless shelter, is closing its doors for the summer.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Officials from the mission say the closure is due to lack of funding. Friday will be its last night open. Officials hope to reopen the facility, which employs nine full-time workers, by Sept 15.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:46:08 +0000 The Associated Press 12933 at http://wwno.org